Welcome to the Spirit Golf Association

The Spirit Golf Association consists of kindred spirits who share the mission of promoting amateur golf for philanthropic purposes. SGA Membership consists of individuals, corporations and charitable partners who make an annual contribution to support SGA charitable beneficiaries: The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship, Houston-Harris County Immunization Registry and Medical Bridges.

Through their annual contribution, SGA Members enjoy membership benefits to Whispering Pines Golf Club, voted 2006-2017 as the #1 Golf Course in Texas by the Dallas Morning News.


Located in Trinity, Texas, Whispering Pines Golf Club is approximately 88 miles north of Houston in the piney woods along the shores of Lake Livingston. Operating on a two season basis from March to June and from September to December, Whispering Pines offers members and their guests an intimate, world class golf experience.

The Spirit Golf Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing SGA members a charitable deduction for their annual membership contribution. We welcome you to review our website and application. For additional information, contact SGA Membership Director Bettiann Barnard at (713) 275-7883 or

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